December 7, 2019 / Preparing for Your Wedding Day
Getting Ready (Him)
I approach it the same way I approach the Bride. We start with documenting his details then moving on to getting ready, shots of Dad &/or Mom, and then natural light portraits by the window. This will change of course depending on family dynamics, customs and traditions. Photographing the Groom usually takes place around the same time the Bride is getting ready. This can take up to 1 -2 hours on the timeline.
WHERE TO GET READY?: I find my favorite getting ready pictures are always in an area that is full of natural light coming in from a window of sorts. Try to stay away from areas that are dark and mostly lit with fake lighting.
PREP IS KEY!: To ensure beautiful photographs please have your room neat and clean. A room with clothes, suitcases and trash everywhere is not the responsibility of the photographer and their team to clean up. A clean room just looks better in photographs and should go without saying. I always ask each groom to have the items they want me to photograph picked out a week or two before the wedding day begins and set aside in a bag for me, that way nothing is forgotten.
Items to photograph for a Groom may include:
- Sun Glasses
- Handwritten Notes or vows